Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is hard—find out how one local group helps

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Walking to Remember
Getting ready for Walking to Remember in 2021 (Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama)

Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by Alzheimer’s. Since 1991, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) has been there when local low-income families who are caring for a loved one at home need them. They’re hosting Walking to Remember on November 5 at 9AM, and you’re invited to help support their important work. Keep reading for all the details.

1. Walking to Remember: you’ll make a difference

Walking to Remember
Walking to Remember (Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama)

2. You’ll be helping 313 low-income families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s at home

Wondering what the money raised at Walking to Remember supports? Here are just a few of the key items:

  • Continence products delivered to the home of 174 clients each month
  • A case of Ensure delivered to the home of 110 clients each month
  • Scholarships for 64 clients to attend adult day care each month
  • Activity packets to 41 people a week—with art, jokes and other ways for the family to get involved with the person living with dementia
making art with Alzheimer's of Central Alabama
Making art can provide meaningful engagement for people with Alzheimer’s. (Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama)

3. Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama educates + informs caregivers + professionals

Alzheimer's of Central Alabama
Adult daycare can provide a respite for caregivers + fun for participants. (Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama)

One of the hardest things for caregivers who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s is communication. What do you say when someone has set the table for family members who are no longer living, or who is dressed and ready for an appointment 12 hours early? How do you get on the same page with relatives who may have a different understanding of what’s going on and how to handle it?

Trying to navigate these and other challenging conversations can take a toll on caregivers, so Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama offers two key services to help:

Help support Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama—register for Walking to Remember today.

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